Held Annually during the first week of May, National Travel and Tourism Week was established in 1983 by President Reagan, to showcase the travel industry's contribution to the economy and to communities nationwide.
This year, the theme is "travel matters", highlighting why travel matters to economic growth, personal well-being, and American jobs.
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is excited to share their six favorite travel facts about our lovely destination.
Six Fun Travel Facts
- Including the Winter 2018/2019 season, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has had 3 consecutive Winter seasons with over 500 inches of snow!
- Domestic and International visitors spent approximately $1.24 Billion when traveling to Jackson
- About 8,950 jobs were generated due to the travel industry. This represents 27% of Teton Country's total private industry employment.
- The views are unsurpassed and never get old! Whether it’s that first framed peek of the Tetons from Togwotee Pass driving south to Jackson, or the pink morning glow on Sleeping Indian, or that “wow” view when cresting the hill driving north by the elk refuge, you just cannot match the beauty of the Tetons.
- The opportunities to see the amazing wildlife in the valley are abundant. The random sighting of a moose and calf in a backyard or a bald eagle fishing in the Snake River are what makes Jackson a truly special place.
- According to U.S. News World Report ranking, Teton County is the healthiest rural community in the country! Makes sense when you've got the Tetons in your backyard and your surroundings put you in an outdoor playground. We love seeing visitors take advantage of what there is to offer every season, even if that means biking with low temps and snow on the ground.
Planning a trip to Jackson Hole? Make sure to check out our Explorer Magazine online or order yours today!